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Supporting Teaching and Learning In Schools Level 3 Award NCFE CACHE

A Classroom Assistant provides valuable support to the teacher and offers encouragement and help for children experiencing learning difficulties. The classroom assistant role is one of the most rewarding careers out there, providing job satisfaction by helping students overcome hurdles that they wouldn’t overcome alone. As a classroom assistant, each day is different and each day along with its own set of challenges will provide you with opportunities to use your skills and talents to enhance the lives of others.

This is the most up-to-date version of the Supporting Teaching and Learning In Schools Level 3 Award – released January 2018.

This online course results in a recognisable qualification and is available to learners who aspire to work within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. It is a knowledge based qualification which can be studied prior to taking up a placement or permanent position in a school. It is ideally suited to students seeking a qualification prior to taking up a learning support position as well as providing initial training/induction for those new in post.

This distance learning course aims to enable learners to understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in supporting teaching and learning in schools, and provides an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to do this effectively and in a self-directed way. It will prepare learners to support the Teacher and the delivery of curriculum within a school, as well as developing skills to help children and young people to develop self-esteem, independence and skills for learning and seeks to further develop professional and technical skills and knowledge, and an understanding of the importance of positive relationships within a school. This is a knowledge based qualification assessed through tutor marked assignments and does not require a school placement. The qualification provides a progression route to the level 3 award and four unit credits towards that qualification

This qualification seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need, and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context; it is an invaluable addition to your CV.


“QCF is recognised by all schools in the UK so it really put my mind at rest knowing that this is a trusted qualification. Delighted I enrolled and have since enhanced my employability.”

Kaytie F.

“Good course. Well set out and easy to follow. Arrived promptly, lovely support team. ”

Sarah Robson

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